Blog Archives for October 2016

5 Halloween Scares and Legends: Facts vs. Fiction

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
October 28, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and amid the make-believe witches, ghouls, and goblins, there are supposedly real-life villains who hope to harm on children October 31. But are they real or myth? Here are five scary myths and legends about the spookiest holiday

‘Batman’ Vs. Creepy Clown Panics: What Drives Copycats?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
October 20, 2016

Why would people dress up as clowns to scare people, and falsely report having seen a stalker clown when they didn't?

Why Trump’s Voter Fraud Conspiracy Matters

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
October 12, 2016

Trump has trafficked in many conspiracy theories for years, but this latest is different. Here's why.